The state Commission on Judicial Nomination is seeking recommendations and applications of persons who may be qualified to serve as Associate Judge of the Court of Appeals, the state’s highest court.

A vacancy will be created on the seven-member panel on January 1, 2017, when Associate

Judge Eugene Pigott, Jr.’s retires.  Under the State Constitution, Judges of the Court must retire at the end of the year in which they turn seventy.

The Commission will review applications, and nominate to the Governor three to seven well-qualified candidates.  The Governor must nominate one of these candidates, whose nomination must then be approved by the State Senate.